How to Backup a WordPress Site
Knowing how to back up a WordPress site and restore it is crucial. Your backup will help you to restore your website back to how it was before the last backup. You can restore your blog posts, pages, customer information, and databases to how they were previously. You would do this before implementing changes on your website including updating your plugins which could cause a website outage. Backups are YOUR responsibility but most hosting companies run these automatically for you. You used to have to download software and go through several stages to run your backups but it's all very easy now. You may need to pay extra or have a higher-tier hosting account in order to run manual backups. SiteGround automates backups every 24 hours. On the basic plan, you can't do manual backups so if you have a major change to your website you need to wait for the automated backup or upgrade I'm afraid. [s3mm type="video" s3bucket="paulbrowning" s3region="us-east-1" files="wordpress/M2L2.mp4"splash="https://www.paulbrowning.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Looking-for-a-WordPress-Developer-1042x665-1.jpg" tracks="https://www.paulbrowning.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/M2L2.vtt" lang="en" quality="1080P,720P,480P,360P" /] Read the SiteGround WordPress backup documents.